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2015 John P. Kiely Professionalism Award

On Friday May 8, the John P. Kiely Professionalism Award will be given to Dr. Frank C. Woodside, III of Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP during the 2015 CBA Annual Meeting. Per the CBA website, this award “recognizes a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism, civility and ethical standards in his or her daily practice.” The award is named after Rendigs Partner John P. Kiely who was widely lauded for his ethical approach to the practice of law. Past winners include: Leo Breslin (posthumously, 2001) Robert L. Davis (2002) Thomas S. Calder (2003) Ralph Mitchell (2004) – a past Rendigs attorney James L. O’Connell (2005) Gates T. Richards (2006) Bea V. Larsen (2007) James R. Adams (2008) Robert F. Laufman (2009) David Winchester Peck (2010) – a current Rendigs attorney Kathleen M. Brinkman (2011) Louis F. Gilligan (2012) Gerald J. Rapien (2013) Harold “Hal” G. Korbee (2014)

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Former Partner Appointed as Judge

Curt Kissinger, a former partner with Rendigs, was recently appointed by Gov. to the Hamilton County Municipal Court, District 4. Judge Kissinger took the bench the day following his appointment and assumed a full docket in less than an hour after being sworn-in.

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New Miami Speed Camera Fine Ruling On Indefinite Hold

The Journal-News continued their report on the New Miami speed camera fines.  From the commends Judge Michael Sage has made, it appears that a ruling will not be made during her term (which ends February 5, 2015) and potentially may never be made. Wil Weisenfelder, a Partner at Rendigs, was interviewed for the article and explains the Village’s position on this controversial case. Read the entire article here.

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Weisenfelder Pursues Ruling Change In Traffic Camera Case

In a recent Journal-News article, Rendigs Partner Wil Weisenfelder was quoted regarding several recent rulings in Ohio traffic camera law.  Weisenfelder is defending the village of New Miami and is pursuing Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Sage to change his position based on the Ohio Supreme Court decision in Walker v. Toledo which determined that cameras used to catch speeders and red light runners were, in fact, legal. The full article is available here.

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Real Estate Dispute Successfully Dismissed For Rendigs’ Client

Rendigs’ attorneys Peter L. Ney and Michael J. Chapman successfully defended a national lender in residential real estate litigation where the plaintiff claimed forgery of his signature on a mortgage, breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, conspiracy, quiet title and slander of title.    The Rendigs’ commercial litigation attorneys prevailed by filing a motion to dismiss and successfully arguing res judicata and the expiration of the limitations period for each of Plaintiff’s claims. Rendigs’ attorneys enjoy handling such real estate and transactional disputes and we always try to use our experience and knowledge to resolve such disputes in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

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Albrinck Named Five Star Professional

For the fifth year in a row, Jeff Albrinck has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Cincinnati Magazine. This designation is given to select group representing less than 2-7% of licensed wealth managers in the Cincinnati area. The Five Star award goes to wealth managers rated highest in overall satisfaction by clients, peers and industry experts. Cincinnati Magazine will publish the list of 2014 winners in their October edition.

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CBA Recognizes Dave Peck’s Service

David Winchester Peck will be recognized at the  Senior Counselors’ Luncheon on October 17, 2014.  The Cincinnati Bar Association honors attorneys who have been in practice for 50 years or have turned 75 years of age at an annual luncheon. Dave’s primary practice focuses on private dispute resolution. After an extensive career in trial work, he now serves as a mediator for a variety of legal disputes. Dave handles mediation and arbitration of disputes in the areas of employment law, professional liability, construction, engineering, and architectural liability, premises liability, product liability, and bodily and personal injury litigation. Dave is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has extensive trial experience in State and Federal courts dating back to 1966. Dave loves to play the trumpet in the New Horizons Concert and Dixieland bands. His wife, Beverly, is less enthusiastic when at home practice is necessary In addition to Dave’s induction, now retired Rendigs attorney Thomas S. Shore, Jr. will also be recognized.   To obtain tickets to the luncheon, please visit the CBA’s website.

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Weisenfelder & Englert Win for Local Municipality

Wilson G. Weisenfelder and James J. Englert recently received a favorable ruling from Judge Flannery in a matter of first impression in Ohio. Judge Flannery granted summary judgment in favor of Hamilton Township and denied plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment in a taxation matter related to a type-2 expedited annexation. Plaintiffs alleged the Township was without authority to impose a police tax on property annexed into the Village of South Lebanon and which no longer received police protection  from the Township. The Judge ruled that while the property had been annexed into the Village and did not receive police services from the Township, according to the statute, the annexed property remains subject to the real property taxes of the Township. The Judge also granted the co-defendants’ (Auditor and Treasurer) Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.

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Chapman Successfully Defends Auto Warranty Company At Trial

Mike Chapman successfully defended an automobile warranty company at trial in Johnson County, Indiana.   Plaintiff sued the dealer for breach of contract and sued Mike’s client for coverage after purchasing a used vehicle that came with an oral promise from the dealer to fix a check engine light on the vehicle.   Immediately after the purchase, the dealer checked the car but did not fix the problem and told Plaintiff to turn the repair into the warranty company.   Then, nine days after the purchase, the motor failed. At trial, Mike’s client was found not liable to cover the repairs because Mike was able to establish policy exclusions based on a pre-existing defects and aftermarket modifications to the vehicle.

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Rendigs Nominated for Private Business Award

Rendigs has been nominated for a Goering Center 2014 Family & Private Business Award. The Goering Center, at theUniversity of Cincinnati, is a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses.  For 15 years, the Goering Center has honored family and privately-owned businesses for their significant contributions to our community. Winners will be announced in Fall 2014.

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